Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

Holy Land Trip in 2017

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and the Rev. Lynne Sharp present an exceptional opportunity to join in a pilgrimage to the Land of the Holy One, visiting the places of the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as Jewish and Muslim holy sites, and a fascinating and informative encounter with the present-day cultures and challenges of Israel-Palestine. The pilgrimage is from April 30 to May 12, 2017.

Over the past 20 years, Iyad Qumri has developed a unique and personalized way of sharing the biblical, cultural, social, and political riches of the Holy Land with pilgrims from all over the world.  In more recent years, Iyad’s focus has been on particular service to pilgrims coming from the Episcopal Church, including over a dozen bishops and scores of parishes and cathedrals.  Besides the important places one would expect to visit, we try to find off-the-beaten-path, special experiences to deepen appreciation of both the scriptures and the contemporary local cultures.